Funding for Cancer Research Trainees

Rolling Deadlines

Rolling: AACR Scholar-in-Training Awards: Other Conferences and Meetings

Additional Details

RFP Snapshot: The AACR offers Scholar-in-Training Awards to enhance the education and training of early career scientists by providing financial support for their attendance at AACR conferences and meetings. The number of awards available, award amounts, and application requirements vary by conference. Please visit the meetings and workshops calendar for a list of upcoming programs and details on financial support available.

Eligibility: Applicants who submit abstracts must be AACR members in good standing. Nonmembers should submit a Membership Application Form.

Rolling Due Dates

January Deadlines

January 17: Brain Cancer Research Fellowship – AACR – Sontag Foundation

Additional Details

RFP Snapshot: The AACR-Sontag Foundation Brain Cancer Research Fellowship represents a joint effort to encourage and support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct brain cancer research and to establish a successful career path in this field. The proposed project may be basic, clinical, translational, or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to brain cancer. Applications from investigators with experience in other areas of cancer or biomedical research who have promising ideas or approaches that can be applied to brain cancer research are especially encouraged.

Max Amount and Period: $120,000 over 3 years

Eligibility: Applicants must be within five years of their most recent doctoral degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD, DO, DC, etc.) in a related field and not be a candidate for a further doctoral degree. They must hold the title of postdoctoral fellow, clinical research fellow, or the equivalent. They must work under the auspices of a mentor. They must be an AACR member.

Due Date: January 17, 2023 at 12 Noon CST

January 18: ABTA Jack and Fay Netchin Medical Student Summer Fellowships – American Brain Tumor Association

Additional Details

RFP Snapshot: The American Brain Tumor Association seeks applications from medical students who intend to spend a summer conducting brain tumor research.

Max Amount and Period: $3,000 for 2023 Summer

Eligibility: See RFA for specific eligibility requirements.

Due Date: January 18, 2023 at 12 Noon CST

January 20: LOI: Invasive Lobular Carcinoma Research Fellowship

Additional Details

RFP Snapshot: The AACR-Lobular Breast Cancer Alliance Invasive Lobular Carcinoma Research Fellowship is a joint effort to support and encourage innovative research projects with direct applicability and relevance to ILC and to help establish a successful career path in the field. Research projects may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature.

Max Amount and Period: $120,000 over 2 years

Eligibility: Applicants must be within five years since their degree or medical residency, work under the auspices of a mentor, and propose a project with a Lobular breast cancer focus. Must be an AACR member.

Due Date: Letter of Intent Due: January 20, 2023 at 12 Noon CST

Application Assistance: Washington University faculty may reach out to Glenn Floyd in Medical Corporate and Foundation Relations at floydg@wustl.edu with any questions and for assistance with reviewing/editing your proposal.

January 31: ASA LaRoche-Posay Medical Student Grant – American Skin Association

Additional Details

RFP Snapshot: American Skin Association (ASA) invites grant applications from medical students working in the areas targeting melanoma and other skin cancers.

Max Amount and Period: $7,000 for 1 Year

Eligibility: Applicants must be working actively in the areas of dermatology. Funds may be used for support of a new or ongoing research/clinical investigation project in melanoma or other skin cancers. There is no age requirement.

Due Date: January 31, 2023 at 10:59PM CST

January 31: ASA David Mandelbaum Medical Student Grant – American Skin Association

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RFP Snapshot: American Skin Association (ASA) invites grant applications from medical students working in the areas targeting melanoma and other skin cancers.

Max Amount and Period: $7,000 for 1 Year

Eligibility: Applicants must be working actively in the areas of dermatology. Funds may be used for support of a new or ongoing research/clinical investigation project in melanoma or other skin cancers. There is no age requirement.

Due Date: January 31, 2023 at 10:59PM CST

February Deadlines

February 1: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Value Assessment-Health Outcomes Research (VA-HOR) – PhRMA Foundation

Additional Details

RFP Snapshot: The PhRMA Foundation’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in Value Assessment-Health Outcomes Research (VA-HOR) supports individuals (U.S. and non-U.S. citizens) engaged in a multidisciplinary, collaborative research training program at an accredited U.S. university that will extend their credentials in value assessment and/or health outcomes research.

Max Amount and Period: $120,000 over 2 years

Eligibility: Eligible applicants must 1) hold a PhD, PharmD, MD, or appropriate terminal research doctorate or 2) expect to receive the doctoral degree in a field of study related to the proposed postdoctoral activities before activating the award. Postdoctoral applicants should be within their first five years of postdoctoral studies at the time the award begins.

Due Date: February 1, 2023 at 11AM CST

February 1: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Medicine – PhRMA Foundation

Additional Details

RFP Snapshot: The PhRMA Foundation’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Medicine supports individuals (U.S. and non-U.S. citizens) engaged in a multidisciplinary, collaborative research training program at an accredited U.S. university that will extend their credentials in translational medicine.

Max Amount and Period: $120,000 over 2 years

Eligibility: Eligible applicants must 1) hold a PhD, PharmD, MD, or appropriate terminal research doctorate or 2) expect to receive the doctoral degree in a field of study related to the proposed postdoctoral activities before activating the award. Postdoctoral applicants should be within their first five years of postdoctoral studies at the time the award begins.

Due Date: February 1, 2023 at 11AM CST

February 7: Waun Ki Hong Scholar Award for Regenerative Cancer Medicine – AACR / Bosarge Family Foundation

Additional Details

RFP Snapshot: The Bosarge Family Foundation-Waun Ki Hong Scholar Award for Regenerative Cancer Medicine represents a joint effort to encourage and support postdoctoral or clinical research fellows to conduct highly novel and provocative research in the field of regenerative cancer medicine and to establish a successful career path in this field. The research proposed for funding may be translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to enhancing the physiology of cancer survivors (and/or mitigating the negative effects of their cancer treatment) using regenerative medicine approaches.

Max Amount and Period: $120,000 over 2 years

Eligibility: Applicants must have a PhD, MD, MD/PhD or equivalent in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree. Applicants must currently hold a mentored research position with the title of Postdoctoral Fellow, Clinical Research Fellow, or equivalent. The most recent doctoral degree must have been completed within the past five years.

Due Date: February 7, 2023 at Noon CST

February 10: Seed Grants: ASTRO Residents/Fellows in Radiation Oncology / ASTRO Residents/Fellows in Radiation Oncology Biology

Additional Details

RFP Snapshot: These grants will support trainees developing any area of research that has the potential to advance the radiation oncology field. The biology-focused seed grant supports trainees advancing biological research in radiation oncology and/or cancer focused sciences.

Max Amount and Period: $25,000 for 1 year

Eligibility: Any candidate with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Principal Investigator (PI) is invited to work with their mentor(s) and organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for ASTRO support. Multiple PIs are not allowed.

Due Date: February 10, 2023 at 10:59PM CST

February 15: Seed Grant: ASTRO-AAPM Physics Residents / Postdoctoral Fellows

Additional Details

RFP Snapshot: The goal of the joint seed grant is to advance the field of radiation oncology in novel ways through the support of early-career scientists involved in radiation oncology physics-related research. With this jointly supported grant, both societies aim to help support the next generation of researchers in the field of radiation oncology.

Max Amount and Period: $25,000 for 1 year

Eligibility: Applicant must be a current and active ASTRO and AAPM member or have submitted an application for ASTRO and AAPM membership as of the due date of the seed grant application. Must show a commitment to a career focusing on physics-related research with a radiation oncology component. Must work at an institution with a well-established research and clinical career development program and qualified faculty in physics and radiation oncology to serve as mentors. Must be a physics resident or post-doctoral fellow. Physics residents: your institution must be willing to commit 75% of your time to research for at least one year.

Due Date: February 15, 2023 at 10:59PM CST

February 16: ASTRO Medical Student Fellowship Award for Underrepresented Populations

Additional Details

RFP Snapshot: The ASTRO Medical Student Fellowship Award for Underrepresented Populations(formerly the Minority Summer Fellowship Award) introduces medical students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in medicine (URM) to the discipline of radiation oncology early in their medical education. In an effort to promote radiation oncology as a career choice, the fellowship will provide medical students with an experience designed to expose students to clinical, basic and translational research questions in radiation oncology.

Max Amount and Period: $25,000 for 1 year

Eligibility: Medical students in all years are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to first- and second-year students. For the purposes of this program, races and ethnicities that have been identified as URM include but are not limited to American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander. The applicant’s mentor(s) must be an ASTRO member.

Due Date: February 16, 2023 at 10:59PM CST

February 21: 2023 Pediatric Oncology Student Training (POST) Program – Alex’s Lemonade Stand

Additional Details

RFP Snapshot: The POST Program is a summer research internship designed for undergraduate, graduate (only students pursuing a master’s degree are eligible, PhD students are not eligible) and medical students interested in pursuing a career in pediatric oncology research. The goal of the ALSF POST program is to expose students to the field of pediatric oncology research while experiencing a real-time research project. It is expected that students will develop practical research skills and engage in a mentoring relationship with a pediatric oncology researcher.

Max Amount and Period: $5,000 for 1 year

Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate (only students pursuing a master’s degree are eligible, PhD students are not eligible), or medical degree-granting program. Student must be able to dedicate at least eight full consecutive weeks to the program, typically between May 1 and August 31. The dates may vary depending on the student’s scheduled break. Mentors must be ALSF grantees (past or present), Advisory Board, or Review Board members.

Due Date: February 21, 2023 at 7PM CST

February 28: AACR Clinical Oncology Research (CORE) Training Fellowships

Additional Details

RFP Snapshot: This fellowship is designed for early-career clinical scientists who hold a medical degree (MD, DO, or MD/PhD) and are interested in acquiring the knowledge and skills related to clinical trial design and execution from the perspective of the pharmaceutical industry. The fellow will gain real-world experience in drug development, including clinical research, clinical trial design, and data analysis.

 

Max Amount and Period: $100,000 for 1 year

Eligibility: The applicant must have a medical degree (including MD, DO, or MD/PhD) and currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree. The applicant must have enrolled in an accredited hematology/oncology or radiation oncology fellowship program at an academic, medical, or research institution within the United States. There are no citizenship requirements. Applicants must also be AACR members. Nonmembers may apply for membership here.

Due Date: February 28, 2023 at 4PM CST

Special Note: Industry Partners are:

  • AstraZeneca: (facility located in Gaithersburg, MD): Early-stage and late-stage clinical development in immuno-oncology.
  • Bayer Healthcare: (facility located in Cambridge, MA): Early-stage and/or late-stage clinical development in oncology.

March Deadlines

March 1: Postdoctoral Fellowship to Promote Racial Diversity – Cancer Research Institute

Additional Details

RFP Snapshot: The CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship to Promote Racial Diversity supports qualified young scientists at leading universities and research centers around the world who wish to receive training in fundamental immunology or cancer immunology. CRI seeks hypothesis-driven, mechanistic studies in both immunology and tumor immunology that aim to directly impact our understanding of the immune system’s role in cancer.

Max Amount and Period: $171,000 over 3 years

Eligibility: The applicant must identify as Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, or American Indian or Alaska Native. Applicant must have a doctoral degree working in cancer immunology and plan to conduct their proposed research under a mentor who holds a faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor or higher. Applicant should have not spent more than 3 years in a mentor’s lab by the start date.

Due Date: March 1, 2023 at 4PM CST

This newsletter is not fully inclusive of all available cancer-related funding for trainees.

Please be sure to consult other sources to learn of other opportunities not listed above.